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Mine-free River Jordan shrine ends 50 year wait for Epiphany

Israeli de-mining efforts began in 2018 and included support from the Halo Trust, a Scottish-based mine clearance group.

By REUTERS
10/01/2021

Archaeologists find dance floor where John the Baptist was condemned

Josephus said that the assassination was carried out at Machaerus, a fort near the Dead Sea in what is now part of Jordan.

The new Palestinian exploitation of Christmas - opinion

The irony of the issue isn’t just that Jesus was a Jew, but also that the Palestinian Authority, and Hamas in the Gaza Strip even more so, actively oppress their Christian population.

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BBC: Jesus was 'Palestinian,' despite term's use century after crucifixion

References to Jesus as "Palestinian" were also made on the December 13th edition of BBC Radio Scotland’s ‘Sunday Morning,’ without any explicit mention of Jesus' Jewish identity.

Jesus’ birthplace became a pilgrimage site earlier than previously thought

But when did Christians start traveling to places in Israel associated with events described in the Bible for religious reasons?

Ritual bath from time of Jesus found at Gethsemane in Jerusalem

The Church of Gethsemane (also known as the Church of the Agony or Church of All Nations), located at the foot of the famous Mount of Olives, is one of Christianity’s most important churches.

Archaeologists recreate tiles of temple where Jesus walked

Such is the understanding of Israeli archaeologists and masons who, drawing on relics and historical texts, have recreated the sacred flooring so it can be experienced today.

By REUTERS
21/12/2020

Amateur UK archaeologist: Holy Grail in secret crypt in West London river

Finding the Holy Grail is the Holy Grail of archaeological finds.

20/12/2020
Special Mass in Church of All Nations on Sunday following arson attack on Friday. Latin Patriarch Pi

US govt ‘strongly condemns’ arson attack on Church of All Nations

The embassy said that protection of religious minorities was critical, but praised Israel for the arrest of the individual believed to be responsible for the incident.

Prof. hopes report on Jesus's home will focus attention on cave churches

The phenomenon of cave churches and how they influenced later Christian worship and architecture is just beginning to be studied seriously and in depth.

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